The Nkuringo sector is the 2nd most populal location for gorilla tracking. It lies closely to the Buhoma sector within a distance of about 10km from Buhoma. This distance is covered by the Impenetrable Forest and a walk through from Buhoma to Nkuringo takes about 4 hours.
Nkuringo region is another remarkable gorilla trekking region in the southern side of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Getting to this sector takes you about 8-10 hours by road from Kampala and 3-4 hours by road from Kigali capital city. Only 3 gorilla families are available for trekking in Nkuringo region of Bwindi National Park and they include Nkuringo, Christmas and Bushaho (opened for gorilla trekking recently). They translate to about 24 gorilla permits and each of them costs $600 although the rates will change to $700 from 1st July 2020.
There are three gorilla groups that have been habituated within the sector.
- Nkuringo Gorilla Group
- Christmas Group
Things to Do
Nkuringo is located in an area with great views of the Virunga Volcanoes.
- Gorilla Trekking
- Community Tours: The villages at Nkuringo operate a community walk that visits a traditional healer, rural homestead, blacksmith and brewers.
Where to Stay
The gorilla lodging options around Nkuringo region include
- Luxury safari lodges in the area include Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Camp
- The Clouds Lodge offers super luxury accommodation
- Budget lodges include Hammerkop Bunkhouse, Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge.